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Temple University

Aramark Student Training and Recreation Complex

Project Description

Moody Nolan designed a new facility that houses a 70-yard indoor synthetic turn field for football practice and intramural use. The building adds 8,500 sq. ft. of weight training/exercise space, a three-story climbing and bouldering wall, a juice bar and other supporting spaces. The front of the building houses clinical teaching labs and classrooms for the College of Public Health.

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Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award. 2017.

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Design Features

Built on a tight urban site, the project also includes a new outdoor jogging track for public use that ramps up and over the main entrance as a vestibule canopy.

The project was designed for LEED Silver certification and uses both a surface and below grade storm water infiltration practices and a water previous resilient surface for the track and front plaza to improve upon the current water runoff for the site. The building combines a metal building for speed of construction and cost with a conventionally built classroom portion of the building to create a front street presence for the building.